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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address FOT 1102 Zip 3411
Phone  (205) 934-3358
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Medical School  University of Nebraska College of Medicine    1982  MD 
Graduate  University of California Valley Medical Center    1983  MD 
Residency  University of California Valley Medical Center    1987  MD 
Residency  UAB Hospital    1989  MD 

American Board of Surgery   1988, 1997, 2009 
American Board of Plastic Surgery   1991 
American Board of Plastic Surgery-- Surgery of Hand   1992, 2001, 2010 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Surgery   Surgery - Plastic Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. R. Jobe Fix, M.D., FACS, serves as a Professor in UAB Surgery’s Division of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Fix maintains a busy clinical practice at The Kirklin Clinic, VA Hospital, Children’s Hospital, UAB Hospital and Mountain Brook Plastic Surgery. He performs all types of plastic surgery with a focus on breast reconstruction and hand surgery. He has advanced and refined microsurgical techniques used in breast reconstruction using autologous tissues—the T.R.A.M. and D.I.E.P. flap procedures. He has daily interaction and supervision of Residents and Fellows in UAB‘s School of Medicine. Dr. Fix has consistently been listed in “America’s Top Doctors” in addition to “The Best Doctors in America” and numerous other awards. Dr. Fix has made over 17 Medical Mission trips to Ecuador as part of a combined group from UAB and the University of Kentucky. The group treats congenital anomalies and pediatric problems in an indigent population.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Association of Plastic Surgeons     
American College of Surgeons   Fellow   
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery     
Plastic Surgery Research Council      

Research/Clinical Interest
microvascular surgery, autologous tissue reconstruction, TRAM, DIEP flap

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Fix RJ, Vasconez LO. Fasciocutaneous flaps in reconstruction of the lower extremity. Clin Plast Surg. 1991 Jul;18(3):571-82. Review.  1889167 
Williams EH, Rosenberg LZ, Kolm P, de la Torre JI, Fix RJ. Immediate nipple reconstruction on a free TRAM flap breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Oct;120(5):1115-24.  17898584 
de la Torre JI, Fix RJ, Gardner PM, Vasconez LO. Reconstruction with the latissimus dorsi flap after skin-sparing mastectomy. Ann Plast Surg. 2001 Mar;46(3):229-33   11293511 
Andrades P, Fix RJ, Danilla S, Howell RE 3rd, Campbell WJ, De la Torre J,Vasconez LO. Ischemic complications in pedicle, free, and muscle sparing transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flaps for breast reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2008 May;60(5):562-7. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31816fc372.   18434832 
Piorkowski JR, DeRosier LC, Nickerson P, Fix RJ. Preoperative computed tomography angiogram to predict patients with favorable anatomy for superficial inferior epigastric artery flap breast reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2011
May;66(5):534-6. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31820b3ccc. 

plastic reconstructive surgery, Breast surgery, TRAM, DIEP flap, microsurgery